United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the ban on liquids and laptops from hand luggage will end soon. New advanced 3D cabin baggage technology will obviate the need to take liquids in 100ml bottles out at security, which has been an irritating and time-consuming process for travelers over the past 13 years.
Johnson promised that all British airports would be equipped with the new machines by December 1, 2022.
The new machines have already been installed at London’s Heathrow Airport, where their functionality and efficacy are being tested. It is expected that Heathrow’s ban on liquids will soon be lifted. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport, as well as dozens of other US airports have also installed the machines but they
have not yet replaced regular security checks.
“By making journeys through UK airports easier than ever, this new equipment will help boost the vital role our airports play in securing the UK’s position as a global hub for trade, tourism and investment,” Johnson said last week.
“”We are home to the largest aviation network in Europe, with millions of people passing through our airports every year for work, holidays and family visits.”
“We’re set to streamline those trips with the rollout of this ground-breaking technology – cutting down hassle for travelers and improving security measures.”
British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps added: “The new screening equipment will improve security and make the experience smoother and less stressful for passengers.”
“It could also mean an end to passengers having to use plastic bags or rationing what they take away with them.”